Newcastle, a town in Washington, has a population of approximately 12,000. Middle-aged professionals should fit right in, as they account for an above-average percentage of the community, while young adults figure less prominently in the demographics. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 22% of residents rent. The average rent for Newcastle is $400 per month more than the state average.
There are four primary industries in Newcastle: scientific, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 28% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in management, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Newcastle workers earn an average annual income of about $127K, more than those elsewhere in the state. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (7%), Newcastle has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 18% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 27% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
Newcastle residents have an average commute of about 31 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, chosen by 45% of commuters, while public transit is used by only 3% of the city. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.